"Loss is never easy, but learning about the normal, necessary process of grief and mourning can help. This is difficult but absolutely necessary work."
-Dr Alan Wolfelt, PHD
As a grief companion, Laurie Lynn Clark is committed to sharing a confidentially safe and vulnerable circle space where each individual is an expert in mourning
their own unique grief process.
Taking fairness, and finances into consideration and to ensure accessibility to clients:
Zoom calls, individual phone sessions and grief circle groups are
based on sliding fee scale or by donation.
Grief Circles and Sound Centering Sessions/ Workshops:
or if you are interested in scheduling a private phone call or zoom session,
feel free to connect with Laurie through her contact page.
Bereavement Peer Support
Photo: Ottawa, Ontario: Laurie offers a Sound Session accompanies a Death Doula Grief Ceremony - Conscious Dying Institute
Updated Vulnerable Sector Check (2023)
Trauma-Informed Care Course
Building a Culture of Strength © CTRI Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute.
-TRAUMA’S RIPPLE EFFECT -WHAT IS TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE? -BUILDING A TRAUMA-INFORMED CULTURE -TRAUMA INFORMED CARE ASSESSMENT WHAT IS TRAUMA
-PROMOTE AWARENESS -SHIFT ATTITUDES -FOSTER SAFETY -PROVIDE CHOICE
-HIGHLIGHT STRENGTHS -STEPS TO IMPROVING
ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills. Instructors: Breanne Pizzuto and Maria Redpath. Talktoolstraining.com
LAST AID COURSE: Facilitated by Julie McIntyre & Linda Hochstetler. https://www.hpco.ca/last-aid/
The Last Aid program is designed to provide palliative care education to the public through a series of facilitated sessions with interactive online or in-person programs. 1.Dying as a normal part of life. 2. Planning ahead. 3.Relieving suffering. 4.Final goodbyes
Bereaved Families of Ontario. BFO Halton/ Peel
BFO- course - https://www.bereavedfamilies.ca/professionals
NAVIGATING THROUGH GRIEF : Support Systems. Coping Strategies. Self-Care. Myths and Misunderstandings. Grief and Culture. Grief and Guilt. Coping with Death in the Workplace, School, and Community. Grief and Mourning: How it is different for everyone. Finding a New Normal.
Palliative Care/ Hospice Volunteer Training- Lanark County Home Support
• Understand the impacts of loss and grief at end of life . Be able to identify symptoms and how to employ strategies to manage those
symptoms . Understand and apply comfort measures at end of life. Understand ethical challenges at end of life and how to address them
• Understand communication and other practical challenges at end of life and how to address them.
Bereavement Facilitator Course
Module References: Center for Loss with Dr. Alan Wolfelt: https://www.centerforloss.com
Course Trainer: Maria Kliavkoff.
Module 1 – Basics of Group Facilitation :
Group Agreements / Intentions /Creating a Safe Environment / Flags of Resistance /Power of Intention
Module Two: Volunteer Training
Categories of Grief: / Grief Journey (Parts 1, 2 and 3) / Common Grief Responses . /“Mourner’s Six Reconciliation Needs” / “Mourner’s Bill of Rights”
Facilitator Training Module 3 – Working With A Group
Working with Group Resistance – The Victim Prison / Building Trust in the Group / Needs of the Group and the Mourner’s Six Reconciliation Needs / Role of the Support Group.
Training Module 4 – Challenges and Opportunities
• Role of the Support Group By Dr. Alan Wolfelt / Developmental Phases of a Group / Grief Leader’s Qualities / Grief Leader’s Skills Seeing Challenges as Opportunities
Mourning in a Grief Pandemic
Module 5: 6 Needs of Mourning Overview of the Module
Needs of Mourning
o Develop a New Self-Identity. Search For Meaning . Receiving Ongoing Support from Others o Develop a New Self-Identity. Search For Meaning
Module Six - Stepping into Self Care
• Self Care Terms of Reference / Symptoms of Caregiver Burnout / Burnout Survey / 12 Steps of Self Care / The Gift of Self Love
Restorative Practice Circle Keeping For Educators and Facilitators. Lanark County
Laying foundations for building relationships. Restorative Communication with co-workers. Benefits of Restorative Practices in Schools. Key Components of a restorative circle. Using a circle to celebrate differences. Paraphrasing reframing and non-violent communication. Listening to understand. What happened?. Who was harmed/ How were they harmed?How to weave restorative practice into the curriculum. Social and emotional learning
Restorative Justice Seminar: Alan Howard and Vanessa Slater: An engaging discussion with four front line leaders in the field of Restorative Justice. Why Restorative Justice? Because it works. It is universal, humane, real and has been proven effective for countless generations across every community and cultural setting.